This weekend I visited Union Square park and saw all the tables of people selling art. I started to think hard about this venture and looked into becoming a street artist (as they are called).
I always though that these artists needed a vending license to sell their art, but gladly found out that they do not need one in NYC. This was decided a few years back and is such a great opportunity for us artists.
I do need to get a tax id number, which I have been looking into getting. I have made this my next goal. We will see how it goes. I also need to get a table and platform to hang my art.
I will keep updating on this adventure as it happens.
I have many images and things that inspired me when creating my artwork.
The first image and character that inspired me and hooked me into the fantasy world is that of Tinkerbell. She was my all time favorite childhood make believe character and still is today.
Linda Ravenscroft was the author of my first fairy drawing book and I fell in love with her art. Below is one example of her art.
I use a lot of flowers in my art. My father always had a flower garden in our backyard and I was always intrigued by the different shapes and colors. Below are a couple examples of flowers and the colors that inspire me.
Anything can be an inspiration to an artist and I always keep looking.
I am currently working on a new series of fairy paintings. Each painting will include a fairy sitting on a variety of different flowers.
The first fairy painting is in the purple family and the fairy is sitting on a purple flower. The second is in the orange color scheme and she is sitting on an orange flower.
I have not decided yet how many will be in the series. Whatever happens, happens.
Each will be paint in acrylic paint and done on watercolor paper. They will be 8.5" x 11" and I plan on selling these on Ebay. i plan on selling these for less cost since they will be on watercolor paper. It is my new plan for selling my art at a lower cost for the recession. We will see how it goes.
I will post some pictures up when They are finished.
Time is winding down for my wedding which is in July and I still have so much to do.
I went to David's Bridal for a veil and was completely shocked at the choices. They only had maybe 5 veils to choose from in the style I wanted (elbow length with 2 tiers) and they were all over $100 dollars. The veils were very pretty, but I was not about to pay $100 for some tulle and glued fake rhinestones.
Now since I paid a lot for my dress, I did not want my veil to look cheap. I thought of making my own, but I really have no time for that. So I looked to Ebay. I found veils that looked just like the ones from David's and were only about $20-$30.
I found an elbow length, 2 tier veil with rhinestones and small ribbon at the bottom for only $20. It is beautiful and I love it.
Try Ebay before spending more for the same product.
I have been noticing so many opportunities to have one's artwork get license. This gives the artist the chance to get their artwork on merchandise such as t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, and so much more.
I would someday love to get my artwork licensed to make all these products. I think it is just a great way to have your artwork owned by a variety of people who might not have bought a painting.
I will be looking more into this, and who knows what will come out of it.